Mount Sinai Medical Center has appointed Nirat Beohar, M.D., director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Mount Sinai Heart Institute and the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai in Miami Beach. He is also medical director of the hospital’s Structural Heart Disease Program, and Program Director of the interventional cardiology training program.
Board certified in interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, CT angiography and cardiology, Dr. Beohar also is an associate professor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Prior to joining Mount Sinai-Columbia, he was an interventional cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He previously was the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Veterans Administration Lakeside Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Beohar has devoted his career to the use and development of catheter-based therapies for the treatment of heart disease. He has extensive expertise in implanting catheterdelivered heart aortic valves and is an expert in treating complex coronary conditions such as left main and multi-vessel disease, as well as chronic total occlusions. Dr. Beohar has expertise with devices to close atrial septal defects, PFOs, and other intracardiac shunts. For patients in cardiogenic shock, he implants left ventricular assist devices such as the Tandem heart and Impella. He also is skilled in transseptal catheterization, a highly specialized technique used to access the left side of the heart to treat structural heart disease.
Additionally, he has had experience with percutaneous therapies for peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Beohar completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Feinberg Medical School and a cardiology fellowship at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also was a visiting fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and completed post graduate training in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Beohar has had considerable experience with translational and clinical research and has published extensively in major medical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).
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